Friday, February 21, 2014

2014 and Beyond

News from Josie
Here is a new photo of our sweet and very handsome grandson Evan. He is growing up so fast. Love you!

We celebrated my mom's 95th birthday at Filippis Restaurant with our family that filled a very long table. We are all so grateful and appreciate her every day. 


•I am so pleased and honored to have been selected by a student from the Expressive Arts Institute as her master teacher. She needs 60 hours of individualized art instruction with an approved master artist. After taking one basic encaustic class from me she was hooked. Mentoring has been something I have loved to do.  

•I took a very fun Eco Dying class from the Athenaeum last month. I now know a bit more about dying paper and cloth from plants. I love incorporating this and other marking making techniques with encaustic. 

Past Shows
Mission Trails Regional Park art show in January was well received. I enjoyed showing my Encaustic Rust and Flower series which added to the theme of Nature and Art. 

Upcoming Shows
For the past month or so I have been submitting work, answering emails, inquiring about calls for art and sending possible proposals for exhibitions. Now it is a time of waiting. Uploading, downloading and resizing images isn't my favorite thing to do but it must be done in order to get work out there in the world. There are several projects in the works right now.  I will keep you posted. Until then...this is for sure.

•Gotthelf Art Gallery, Transformations: The Butterfly Project and Beyond 
This curated exhibition features one of a kind pieces by San Diego artists exploring the theme of the transformative spirit of hope and freedom remembering the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust and honoring the survivors. 
March 12-May 28, 2014
4126 Executive Dr. La Jolla, Ca 92037 
My encaustic and paper vessel "Transformation"  will be in the show.
•Soon I will be sending 4 pieces of art to Santa Barbara Beach and Tennis Club Art Gallery. LAXWAX, Los Angeles Encaustic Art Group is having a curated group show there from April 8- May 3, 2014.